Tools & Toolboxes

Leapfrog is a research project with very practical outcomes; tools and toolboxes that anyone can use to do more creative and engaging consultation. 

Our tools are not prescriptive formulas or processes, but instead effective ways to do more with less time, transforming activities and workshops to make them better. Our toolboxes are collections of related tools that go together well, but we are just as interested how people appropriate and modify our tools in ways we could never predict. For updates when we release new tools you can follow us on Twitter and join our ‘Leapfrog tools’ facebook group.

Tools

Encouraging and Celebrating Idea Sharing in Teams
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ID badges with messages written on to help support workers think about why badges make young people feel uncomfortable.
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Makes writing a reflective blog quick and fun
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Work together to figure out how to use your building and space
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A fun and simple way for volunteers and coordinators to capture their stories of impact.
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Find connections and start good conversations
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Be more adventurous with how you reach out to your communities
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A key to prompt teams consisting of members of staff to come together to discuss and draw out their process for translating engagement into evidence.
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Take a snapshot of a service
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Evaluation Game is a board game designed specifically to gather stories and qualitative data through a fun and engaging way.
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Get a snapshot of a users experience
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Record and keep track of your evaluation
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Celebrate successes and reflect on challenges
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Reach out for people, skills and ideas to make events happen
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A Collection of Tools to Help Young People Communicate What They Want
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Providing facilitators the opportunity to record notes on engagement
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Get feedback on your engagement outcomes from people working at different levels of your organisation
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Draw attention to the unexpected variety in what you offer
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Tools to match customer’s needs with services
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A tool to create interactive grids anywhere
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This tool is designed to help people enjoy exploring a space, using all their senses to pay attention to particular things there, and respond to them creatively.
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A PowerPoint template offering you an easy way of creating, adapting, and re-​mixing your own graphics for the Visual Voice tool entirely matched to your needs.
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Find out what is important to people and what they would like to change
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Set goals to measure progress
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Individuals can record the issues that are important to them personally
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Make sure jobs get done even when things change
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Work together to find out what matters the most
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Get a snapshot of a users experience
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Check progress against someones personal goals
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Decide what needs doing, and who will do what
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The postcards to share our observations and thoughts during a deliberative walk
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Seeing things is an engagement tool to gather ideas and solutions from people in time poor communities, quickly and effectively.
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Create a quick overview of engagement work to share with others in your organisation
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Involve people in the analysis and conversation around responses on Target Control
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An opportunity for young people to give advice to a person younger than themselves or someone going through something they have already experienced.
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Connect people with services and make a plan of action
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Young people can use the Storyboard Contract to help communicate ideas for better meetings.
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Target control is a way to get young people to think about how they can gain more control over the things that frustrate them and make changes in their life.
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Test out your ideas and see which stick
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A Collection of Tools for Finding the Right Words, Questions & Opinions with Young People
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Don’t let the little issues get in the way of the big picture
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Encouraging staff to leave their comfort zone and think creatively
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Young people take an active role in meetings about their lives with Topic Tally.
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Unwrap Your Potential is a tool to help volunteer coordinators during the early stages of recruiting a new volunteer.
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Customisable activity sheets which don’t require any writing
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Get quick feedback and then dig a bit deeper
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Word Play Uses Origami to Enable Young People to make, share & exchange ideas with others.
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Make your actions more visible
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